Stryker Hip Recalls
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular hip replacement systems in July 2012 due to health and safety concerns.
Patients who required surgery to correct problems with Stryker hip replacements have experienced symptoms including hip pain, hip swelling and difficulty walking. These symptoms can be caused by a number of potential problems with the hip replacement, including fretting and corrosion, loosening, metal poisoning, bone fractures and dislocation.
Several patients who experienced problems with their hip replacements have filed lawsuits against Stryker Corporation, alleging that the manufacturers knew about complications caused by their hip replacement systems before the recall was issued. The Stryker hip replacements were recalled in Canada in May 2012.
Both the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG hip replacement systems were submitted through the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, which allows manufacturers to bypass clinical trials if their device is substantially similar to a device was already approved by the FDA.
If you or a loved one has experienced Stryker hip replacement problems, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.